Pressures on Journalists and Politicians Cannot Be Accepted    The policy of the political power to exert pressure through the judiciary has not lost pace in Turkey. Continuous detention and arrest operations are maintained just like during the State of Emergency by the legal provisions of the recent Code No. 7145 that rendered the SoE […]

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ATTACK AGAINST SATURDAY MOTHERS, FAMILIES OF THE DISAPPEARED, AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS BEFORE THE 700TH SIT-IN   Enforced disappearances of persons under custody constitute a shame for all Turkey, from the political power to the civil society. The attack of the law enforcement against the families of the forcibly disappeared in İstanbul, Galatasaray on August […]

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Subsequent to the detention of IHD Headquarters Executive Nuray Çevirmen and Kars Branch President Ahmet Adıgüzel from their houses at night time on 22 January 2018, our Executive Council Member Hayrettin Pişkin was taken into custody in Çanakkale on 23 January 2018 and Malatya Branch Executive Mehmet Tuncel and Abuzer Yavaş together with our member Ali Dağdelen were also […]

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URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY  TUR 007 / 1117 / OBS 111 Arbitrary arrest / Release Turkey November 9, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey. Description of the situation: […]

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TUR 005 / 0717 / OBS 078 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment / Obstacles to freedoms of association and peaceful assembly Turkey July 7, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in […]

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On 5 July 2017, police raided an Istanbul Büyükada hotel where a group of human rights defenders had gathered to conduct a training session. As a result, 9 members of some of the leading human rights organisations in Turkey were detained, along with 3 instructors in charge of conducting training seminars. However, names of those 3 people […]

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TUR 003 / 0617 / OBS 064Arbitrary detention /Judicial harassmentTurkey16 June 2017 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about […]

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Today (15 March 2017), M.Raci Bilici, İHD’s Vice President and Diyarbakır Branch President, was detained in the early hours of the morning right after his house was searched by the police. He is still held in detention in the Anti-Terror Branch of Diyarbakır Provincial Directorate of Security. Together with Raci Bilici, totally 11 persons being […]

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13.12.2016 Being the President of Mersin Branch of Human Rights Association (IHD) and a human rights defender, Ali Tanrıverdi was detained from his house on 12.12.2016 in Mersin. Our friend Ali Tanrıverdi is a human rights defender. He was detained due to his thoughts, association activities and statements. As human rights defenders, we invite the […]

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